Articles tagged with: John Garamendi
Voters in the 10th Congressional District have elected Democratic state Lieutenant Governor John Garamendi to the House of Representatives.
With 100% of precincts reporting, Garamendi holds 53% of the vote, with Republican opponent David Harmer trailing with 43% in totals reported by the secretary of state’s office.
And then there were none.
First, state Lieutenant Governor John Garamendi traded in his gubernatorial campaign to jump into the race for Ellen Tauscher’s House seat (a race he now looks likely to win when voters go to the polls on Tuesday).
Then Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa, long rumored to be a contender for the Democratic nomination for governor, announced that he wouldn’t run after all.
Now comes news that San Francisco Mayor Gavin Newsom, for months now the only declared candidate in the Democratic field, is dropping out, ostensibly to spend more time with his family.
One common thread runs through all these decisions: fear of a 71-year-old man who isn’t even officially in the race.
Republican attorney David Harmer and Democratic Lt. Governor John Garamendi will advance to a November runoff election for a coveted Congressional seat, according to semi-official results from Tuesday night’s special election released by the state.
Last year, Lieutenant Governor John Garamendi was the first Democrat to announce that he was planning to run for Governor of California. But with the possibility that Rep. Ellen Tauscher (D) will be going to work for Obama Administration, he has decided to return to Washington D.C. by running for her seat in Congress.
Tauscher, who has represented California’s 10th Congressional District since being elected in 1996, has been nominated to a position in the State Department as Undersecretary of State for Arms Control and International Security. The United States Senate has yet to confirm her appointment.
As a thousand people gathered to mourn the loss of four fallen police officers in East Oakland Tuesday evening, politicians present called for more community involvement, quality education for youth and parole reform.
The “Hope and Healing” vigil organized by the city of Oakland, which lasted a little over an hour, included remembrances by politicians, pastors, youth groups, and the Oakland Interfaith Gospel Choir.
When you look at the contenders for the 2010 gubernatorial campaign, there is one position you would expect would serve as a great jumping point for mounting a campaign. That position is the office of Lieutenant Governor and the man currently holding it John Garamendi.
Even though the Lt. Governor is a position you don’t often hear about in everyday news, the position is still the state’s highest elective office. As a result, you would think that a Lt. Governor, especially one with the political experience of John Garamendi, would stand a good chance of being elected Governor.